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Friday, November 16, 2007

Politics: No Thanksgiving Holiday For Congress


They're staying in Washington to prevent the Coward in Chief from squeezing through more of his unqualified crony "recess appointments."

Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have disappointed me bitterly, many times, but perhaps - just perhaps - they're finally listening to the enraged people.

At any rate, the Raw Story reports:
Reid explained Friday, "With the Thanksgiving break looming, the administration informed me that they would make several recess appointments. I indicated I would be willing to confirm various appointments if the administration would agree to move on Democratic appointments."

"They would not make that commitment," the Senate Majority Leader added.

[...]

Senate sources said Reid made the decision after he was unable to strike a deal with White House officials that would have allowed swift consideration of several key Democratic picks for the executive branch. In his statement, Reid points to the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Nuclear Regulatory Commission as examples where Democratic choices have not been moved along.
The article in question is available from the Roll Call, by subscription only.

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